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The print data is now online. Construction instructions follow. By the way, that's not an entry-level price, it stays that way :-)

TILE-the audiophile tiny thing

I'll make it easy to get started with the history of the TILE. This housing contains the Base 3.AL loudspeaker kit from Blue Plane Acoustic.

In the article description I found a quote that couldn't be more fitting:

Conclusion Hobby HiFi: The BB3.AL from Omnes Audio is an excellently thought-out broadband loudspeaker with excellent acoustic properties and creates an amazing performance in the small bass reflex housing that makes you want more!

To describe the sound first, I can only agree with Hobby Hifi's conclusion. We're talking about a 3-inch broadband speaker that sounds really nice. And since we're on the subject of "nice", it also needs to be nicely packaged.

During development, the focus was not on changing the classic design, but rather on adding a pattern to the surface of the later housing.

Let's just work our way from the inside out.


The 3D printed housing of the TILE consists of 5 tub-shaped elements. After the parts have been printed, the base body is formed from these. Only the bevels of these bodies will later be visible.


The 3-inch 3.AL is inserted from the inside of the housing. A threaded sleeve and a large nut are used to hold it in position. Later, only the membrane surface of the speaker chassis basket will be visible. The holes in the basket are not used in this design.


The individual tiles can be arranged in any way you like, creating exciting patterns. You can also play with colors within the tiles.


Once installed, it creates a play of shapes and reflections. And, as I said at the beginning, it sounds very good too.

To produce it you need a printer with a build space of 220mm x 220mm.

You should calculate one roll of material (1250g) per case.

750g of this is needed for the tiles.

Have fun recreating it.

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